Events – October 2-8, 2020


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Posted October 2, 2020 | Compiled by Lisa McGinnes | Photo by Tammy Griffin, courtesy of Brick City Center for the Arts

COMMUNITY

10/2

Marion Oaks Farmers Market
Marion Oaks Community Center, 294 Marion Oaks Ln.
9am-12pm

Fresh vegetables, artisan food products and handmade crafts.

10/2

Marion County Friday Market
McPherson Government Complex, 601 SE 25th Ave.
9am-2pm

Shop locally fresh fruits and veggies, cinnamon buns, jerky, freeze dried treats, olive oils and seafood.

10/2

Brown Bag Basics: Online Marketing Strategies
Community Foundation Ocala Marion County – virtual
11:45am-1pm

Lesley Banis, CFRE presents tips and techniques for online marketing nonprofit organizations. Registration is required via www.ocalafoundation.org/brown-bag-basics.

10/2

Fort King Archaeology Center Opening
Fort King National Historic Landmark, 3925 E. Fort King St.
12-5pm

The new archaeology center will educate visitors about the archaeological process of re-creating the fort replica and features new artifacts discovered during excavation. The Archaeology Center will be open Fridays and Saturdays 12-5pm. Visit www.fortkingocala.com or call (352) 368-5517 for more information.

10/3

Paddock Mall Halloween Run
Paddock Mall, 3100 SW College Rd.
9am

Run in a chip timed 5K race to benefit the Marion County Children Alliance and enjoy food trucks, beer, music, raffles and family activities or choose to participate virtually.  Register at www.paddockmallrun.com or call (352) 237-1223 for more information.

10/3

Brownwood Farmers Market
2726 Brownwood Blvd., Wildwood
9am-1pm

More than 70 vendors offer fresh produce and crafts. www.thevillagesentertainment.com

10/3

Ocala Downtown Market
SE 3rd Street and SE 3rd Avenue
9am-2pm

A variety of vendors offer local fruits and vegetables, meats and seafood, fresh pasta, honey, arts and crafts, rain or shine. www.ocaladowntownmarket.com

10/3

Discovery Center Reopening
701 NE Sanchez Ave.
10am-4pm

The Discovery Center premiers a new hands-on exhibit, “Astronaut Academy,” which explores the past, present and future of space travel. Capacity will be limited in three sessions, 10am-12pm, 12-2pm and 2-4pm. Visit www.mydiscoverycenter.org or call (352) 401-3900 for more information.

10/4

Ocala Cars & Coffee
War Horse Harley-Davidson, 5331 N. U.S. Hwy 441
7:30am-12pm

See unique cars, trucks and motorcycles and enjoy coffee beverages and live music by Jeff and the Jarretts. Call (352) 732-2488 for more information.

10/4

Rustique’s Fall in Florida Market
Silver Springs State Park, 5656 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
9am-4pm

Vendors featuring handcrafted, vintage and repurposed items; food trucks; live music and photos in the pumpkin patch. Email rustiquevintagemarket@gmail.com for more information.

10/4

Gala of the Royal Horses
Peninsula Farm, 12020 U.S. Hwy 441
4-5:30pm

The Royal Horses of Europe, including Lipizzaner stallions, Andalusian, Friesian and the majestic Arabian breeds showcase beauty and grace in breathtaking equine maneuvers. www.monumentaltix.com

10/6

Tuesday Talks
Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership, 310 SE 3rd St.
8:15-9:30am

Kelly McAtee of Things to Do Ocala and Debbie Garcia-Bengochea of Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses present on ways to increase your social media presence. www.cepocala.com.

10/6

Florida-Friendly Landscaping: Attracting Wildlife
Virtual
10-11:30am

IFAS Marion County Master Gardeners show you how to provide critical wildlife habitat in your own backyard. Registration via https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/marion/ is required for this free online workshop.

10/6

Biz Promoters Networks Group
Power Plant Business Incubator, 405 SE Osceola Ave.
11:30am-12:30pm

Bring your own lunch. Email tom@ocalacep.com for more information.

10/6

Networking University
Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership, 310 SE 3rd St.
11:30am-1pm

Learn foolproof tips to help you make the most of CEP networking events and enjoy a free lunch. Email jim@ocalacep.com for more information.

10/6

Florida Springs Protection Community Meeting
Silver Springs Shores Community Center, 590 Silver Rd.
6-7:30pm

A socially distanced open house to learn about water quality issues, environmental concerns and septic tank requirements in connection with Silver and Rainbow Springs. Call (352) 438-2300 for more information.

10/6

Website Planning 101
Online via http://midflorida.score.org
7-8pm

Learn how to put together a comprehensive plan for your business’s website. Email midflorida@scorevolunteer.org to register for this free online workshop.

10/7

CEP South Marion NetWorks Group
The Farmhouse, 11077 SE 57th Ct., Belleview
7:30-8:30am

Contact Faith Wilt at (352) 602-5695 for more information.

10/7

1 Million Cups Ocala
Power Plant Business Incubator, 405 SE Osceola Ave.
9:30-10:30am

Two local startups present their business idea to an audience of community entrepreneurs. Email ryan@ocalacep.com for more information.

10/7

Measure of a Man
Master the Possibilities, 8415 SW 80th St.
1-2:30pm

Visiting speaker Dr. Joe Ponds is the author of “The 600 m.o.l.: Black Helicopter Pilots in Vietnam,” a story of uncommon fortitude, perseverance and triumph. For tickets and more information visit www.masterthepossibilities.org or call (352) 861-9751.

10/7

MBA Marion Business Advantage
Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership, 310 SE 3rd St.
5:30-6:30pm

A smaller version of the CEP’s Business After Hours networking event. Email jim@ocalacep.com for more information.

10/8

Farmers Market
Circle Square Commons, 8405 SW 80th St.
9am-1pm

Locally grown seasonal produce, baked goods, plants and more. www.circlesquarecommons.com/farmersmarket

10/8

Jr. LEAF
Sholom Park, 7110 SW 80th Ave.
10am

A nature walk-n-talk with Park Manager and horticulture expert Brian DeVane for homeschoolers and virtual learners age 8-12. Registration at www.sholompark.org is required for this free event.

ARTS

Now-25

Pump Boys and Dinettes
Ocala Civic Theatre, 4337 E Silver Springs Blvd.
7:30pm

This high-octane, country-flavored musical set at North Carolina’s Double Cupp Diner promises a down-home good time. Performances are Thursday-Sunday through October 25th. Visit www.ocalacivictheatre.com for tickets and more information, or call (352) 236-2274.

Now-10/31

Alone Together
NOMA Gallery, 939 N. Magnolia Ave.
12-6pm

An art exhibit featuring best-in-show artists from the last five Ocala Arts Festivals presented by Fine Arts for Ocala (FAFO) and sponsored by the David & Lisa Irwin Midgett Foundation at the historic Coca Cola building. Open Thursdays-Sundays. www.fafo.org

10/2-31

Community
Brick City Center for the Arts, 23 S. Broadway
12-6pm

Local artists take on the topic “What does community mean to you?” in this new exhibition. Opening reception October 2nd, 5:30-7:30pm; exhibit open Tuesday-Saturday through October 31st. Call (352) 369-1500 for more information.

10/2

First Friday Art Walk
Downtown Ocala
6-9pm

Stroll historic downtown Ocala and explore more than 20 artist displays, free, hands-on family art activities and extended shopping hours. Visit www.ocalafl.org/artwalk or call (352) 629-8447 for more information.

10/5

Expressive HeARTS: Healing Through the Arts
The Monarch Center, 2895 SE 62nd St.
9:30am

Hospice of Marion County hosts a gathering for adults to express grief freely and without judgment through simple writing, craft and art projects in a relaxed environment. Space is limited; register at www.monarchcenter-marion.com or call (352) 873-7456

10/7

Flip the Deck Reception
Sovereigns & Scoundrels, 56 SE 1st Ave.
7-9pm

Get your first glimpse of skateboard decks painted by eight local artists at the new Sovereigns & Scoundrels Ink & Glass Emporium and vote for your favorite. www.sovereignsandscoundrels.com

10/8

Applaud the Arts: Starry Night
Marion Theatre, 50 S. Magnolia Ave.
6:15pm

Marion Cultural Alliance’s 10th annual celebration of the arts and art awards features a screening of the film “Loving Vincent,” the world’s first fully painted feature film. Enjoy individually packaged tapas and beverages with live music by Ecliff. Visit www.mcaocala.org for tickets and more information

GOVERNMENT

10/5

Marion County Development Review Committee
Office of the County Engineer, 412 SE 25th Ave.
9am

The DRC votes on waiver requests, drainage/site plans, subdivision master plans, preliminary plats, improvement plans and final plats. Call (352) 671-8686 for more information.

10/5

Marion County Board of Adjustment Variances
Growth Services training room, 2710 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
2pm

The Board hears potential variances to code regulations and challenges to zoning code interpretations. Call (352) 438-2600 for more information.

10/6

Marion County Board of Commissioners
McPherson Government Complex Auditorium, 601 SE 25th Ave.
9am

Call (352) 438-2323 for more information.

10/6

Marion County Public Hearing
McPherson Government Complex Auditorium, 601 SE 25th Ave.
2pm

A hearing to consider amendment to the developer’s agreement regarding the Golden Ocala Project Site.

10/6

Ocala City Council
Ocala City Hall, 110 SE Watula Ave. and online
5pm

Call (352) 629-8401 for more information. Visit https://zoom.us/j/446885807 to participate online.

10/6

Belleview City Commission
City Hall Commission Room, 5343 SE Abshier Blvd., Belleview
6-8pm

Call (352) 245-7021 for more information.

10/7

Dunnellon City Council Workshop
Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Dr., Dunnellon
5:30pm

Call (352) 465-8500 for more information.

10/8

Marion County Development Review Committee Staff Meeting
Office of the County Engineer Bldg 1 Conference Room, 412 SE 25th Ave.
8:30am

Applicants may discuss proposed or current projects with county review staff prior to meeting formally with the committee. Call (352) 671-8686 for more information.

10/8

Marion County Tourist Development Council
Visitors and Convention Bureau, 109 W. Silver Springs Blvd.
9am

The Tourist Development Council recommends use of tourist development tax revenue to enhance, promote, advertise and develop tourism in Ocala/Marion County. Call (352) 438-2800 for more information.

ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

10/2

Heather Lynne
Black Sheep on Broadway | 6pm

10/2

Conrad Marcum
County Line | 7-11pm

10/2

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Night
Circle Square Cultural Center | 7pm

10/3

Conrad Marcum
Eaton’s Beach Florisiana Cuisine | 7-11pm

10/3

2nd Rockin Night
Black Sheep On Broadway | 8pm

10/4

Conrad Marcum
The Black Sheep on Broadway | 5-9pm